Truth taught in love
Newcastle Christian School is a distinctively Christian school in the Reformed tradition. The classic historical statement of reformed theology is the Westminster Confession of Faith (1648), and Board Members (and a future Headmaster) must subscribe to this document. The education offered at Newcastle Christian School is founded upon and infused by the great emphases of reformed theology: the grandeur of God; human depravity; salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone; the inerrancy, sufficiency and authority of the Bible as the word of God and rule of life; the Lordship of Christ over every area of life; the glory of God as the goal and purpose of all things. God is the source and end of all truth; it is this truth which Newcastle Christian School endeavours to teach.
In addition to a Christ-centred academic curriculum, Newcastle Christian School aims to support children within a Christian community: the qualities which characterise those who are Christ’s-mutual love, service, prayer and accountability – are practised and cultivated among the pupils and staff.
“Puritan writers... address most of their remarks about the Christian goal of education to parents, not to educators... Schools are only an extension of parental instruction and values, not a substitute for them.”
Worldly Saints: The Puritans as they Really Were